Food Facts & Lore

Conversation Hearts Silenced

Conversation hearts may be the most iconic Valentine’s Day candy, closely followed by Hershey Kisses, of course. But as popular as they are, Conversation Hearts are not a favorite in all States. According to various food statistics sources, Vermont is most definitely a Conversation Hearts state, as are New Jersey, Minnesota, South Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky… Continue reading Conversation Hearts Silenced

Food & Fitness, Food Facts & Lore

Food Facts for a Snowy Day

We wrote this on Friday. The snow fell steadily, and news of an impending storm-of-storms piled up in social feeds as fast as the flakes that had already moved over the region more than 24 hours ahead of schedule. It was one of those winter days when everything turns to calm outside and the mood… Continue reading Food Facts for a Snowy Day

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Fricassee of Words – As Easy as Pie

The Fricassée of Words is a stew of musings on food-inspired expressions, words and word play. Sit a while and savor today's food-inspired expression. As Easy as Pie Mark Twain is the most cited source when the expression “As easy as pie” is considered. If you’ve read The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn (1884), you’ve certainly… Continue reading Fricassee of Words – As Easy as Pie